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2015 November Camp Registration Open!

Debate Association (Singapore) is pleased to announce the opening of registration for the Debate Association (Singapore) November Training Camp.

Normally held in December, we have decided to bring the dates forward to accommodate typical holiday schedules. As with previous years, this camp is targeted at individuals from Primary 6 to Secondary 4 as of 2015, at all skill levels. It will focus on the format used at the Singapore Secondary Schools Debating Championships in 2016.

Students can look forward to exciting masterclasses led by accomplished debaters at the University and Schools levels, from both local and overseas debating societies. In our effort to improve the learning experience for all, the camp now allocates 1.5 days for hands-on intensive team debating practice, as well as a reduced facilitator to student ratio of around 1:8.

Registration will close on 11 November Midnight so register now via our web form here.

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Results for SRC-DA(S) International Humanitarian Law Debate Championships 2015

The Singapore Red Cross - Debate Association (Singapore) International Humanitarian Law Debate Championships is the only tournament of its kind in Singapore, bringing teams together to debate on matters concerning global peace, conflict resolution and international humanitarian obligations. This year’s edition was its largest yet, with nearly forty teams participating across both the Senior and Junior divisions. The Championship was kindly hosted by Anglo-Chinese Junior College and the Singapore Red Cross over the past two weeks.

By a unanimous 7 - 0 decision, Raffles Institution triumph over Victoria Junior College to emerge as the champions for the Senior Division. At the Junior Division, Hwa Chong Institution beat Raffles Institution by a 4 - 1 decision to clinch the championship. Congratulations to both teams!

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Results for Youth Debate Open 2015


Co-organised by Debate Association (Singapore) and the Jelutung Youth Executive Committee at Canberra Community Club, the annual Youth Debate Open (YDO) aims to bring secondary school students from a wide range of debating backgrounds together in a friendly competitive environment. This year's edition of the YDO was kindly hosted by Loyang Secondary School and Canberra CC, and was held on 20 June Saturday and 28 June Sunday.

This year, the Debate Development Initiative beat Loyang Secondary School on a 5 - 0 unanimous decision amongst the judge panel to emerge the Champion Gold Division Team for 2015. A composite team from Anglican High School and St. Andrew's Secondary School also beat Xinmin Secondary School Team A on a 4 - 1 split to emerge the Champion Silver Division Team. Congratulations to all winners and participants!

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SRC-DA(S) IHL Debate Championship 2015 Registration Now Open

Conducted annually since 2005, the SRC-DA(S) IHL Debate Championship aims to foster an appreciation of pressing global issues such as Universal Human Rights and International Relations. It is also the only tournament on the debate circuit currently dedicated to such international themes.


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Results of MOE-ACJC Intercollegiate Debating Championships

Now in its fifth year, the Ministry of Education-ACJC Intercollegiate Debating Championship (the national championship for pre-university institutions) was held at Anglo-Chinese Junior College on 5th - 6th June 2015. After several grueling elimination rounds, Dunman High School beat United World College (Southeast Asia) by a 4 - 1 split amongst the judge panel to emerge the Champion Team for 2015. The best speaker of the final was Chey Yew Hwei. Congratulations to Dunman High School!

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2015 June Training Camp Registration Open!

Debate Association (Singapore) is pleased to open registration for our annual June Camp! The June Camp is open to both experienced debaters as well as students with no prior experience currently in upper primary school (Primary 4 to 6, or equivalent). It will take place on 23 & 24 June 2015.

Students can look forward to lectures by accomplished debaters on the fundamentals of debate as well as advanced techniques in building arguments and persuasion. They will also benefit from activity-based learning in smaller breakout groups (grouped by ability), and have a chance to meet like-minded student from other schools.

Applications will close on 12 June midnight. Spaces are limited so as to ensure a good facilitator-student ratio, so please do register quickly!

Registration can be done through this simple form at:

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